Meet Caroline Coke

Caroline Coke opened Island Grocery & Grill with her family to recreate the sights, sounds, and smells of island life through food, music, and Caribbean staples.

Meet Dan Nguyen

An “Dan” Nguyen owns Lang Van, a Vietnamese restaurant in the Shamrock neighborhood of Charlotte.

All Fried: Carolina Fish Camps

Our latest SFA documentary, All Fried: Carolina Fish Camps, explores the relationship between Charlotte’s textile mill communities and the Carolina fish camps the region has become known for.

Un Buen Carnicero (A Good Butcher)

When customers at Cliff’s Meat Market in Carrboro, North Carolina began asking for cuts in Spanish, owner Cliff Collins started looking for help.

Summer Symposium Spotlight | Oliver Merino

Oliver Merino is the Latino New South Coordinator at the Levine Museum of the New South in Charlotte, helping to plan programming that reflects and speaks to the Latino experience of the “New South.”

Summer Symposium Spotlight | Pacino Mancillas

Pacino Mancillas is the co-leader of the AC&M Group multicultural marketing agency. The agency connects Charlotte businesses to Latino consumers, and Latino businesses to the wider Charlotte community.

Summer Symposium Spotlight | Rosalia Torres-Weiner

Wandering around Charlotte, you’ll likely come across colorful, eye-catching murals on public buildings. Some of the most striking of them were painted by artist and activist Rosalia Torres-Weiner.